Hey everyone! I have a few questions about what bass (my second) you would prefer/recommend. I am almost 14 and have nearly been playing bass for 2 years. My mom got me the Squier P-bass package and I have been playing in the school jazz band, and I plan on intending to. We play some fun stuff, and some rather interesting music, but all are mostly Jazz or "Oldies" but hey I like em and humm them in the middle of class I feel that I want a new amp and a new bass. I would like to start a band and maybe play somewhere playing some music, that we did not make but learned to play. i.e. the beatles, or some Jazz. I'd rather do Jazz simply because of the fact that its more challenging and I could have some of my jazz band buddies play with me. So I obviously want a jazz bass, and most likely a 4 string. My parents agreed to split the cost of the bass with me, and I found the Marcus Miller Jazz Bass at www.music123.com for arounds $770 which is in our price range, I do not want to exceed $1000. Which I thought would be really a good choice saying the list is about $400 more. I have also been looking into the American Standard jazz bass which go for around/about the same as the Marcus Miller. I am not sure what to get, I know I want a Fender Jazz Bass, I'm positive it must be a FENDER, hehehe. So what do you suggest, another kind, five string, etc. Also I was looking at a 60 watt amp which is plenty big I think I am looking at the Fender bassman or the BXR any ideas? Thanks for all the help.